The Zahir

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The story revolves around a man who is a novelist and a celebrity from Paris, who marries a girl named Esther, who is a war correspondent. The marriage goes unexpectedly drained of all emotions, as Esther disappears leaving him distorted and in deep sadness. His life doesn’t excite him as much as it used to. A number of thoughts arise in is mind. The Zahir depicts the absolute struggle of a man who couldn’t take off his mind of the unknown reason behind his wife’s absence. Then Mikhail, last seen with Esther, promises him to reunite them. This is an interesting story depicting love and obsession.

The narrator of  The Zahir  is. His wife of ten decades, Esther, is a war correspondent who has vanished together with a friend. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she escape? The narrator does not have any replies, but he's got lots of questions of his own. Then 1 day Mikhail promises to reunite and finds the narrator. In his attempt to recreate a love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

What makes this book stand out?

The story of the book relates to the truly stated fact that every relationship needs a lot of effort and has a lot of emotions involved.

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“The Zahir” is one of Paulo Coelho Best Book depicting the journey of a man from a drained-out marriage to the realization of the ultimate fact which explains love and life.

Don't read it for

A weak plot.

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